last august 2004 I stayed in Istanbul, during a holiday trip.
There I met Mr. Nurdogan,who kindly explained and showed me what
he works on in his establishment “Les
Arts Turcs”. While he was showing us his web page, I
saw on it that he offered music lessons,and I asked him if I
could recieve a ney lesson and… I had already for the next day,an appointment to have a lesson with Hüseyin Ozkiliç,a
distinguished teacher of this instrument in Istanbul! Mr. Nurdogan
let us a room in his local.I was a little bit nervous…I
couldn’t imagine how would be a lesson of a so exotic -for me-,
difficult and mystical
like the ney, but the calmness and the experience of Hüseyin,
made me live the lesson with serenity, attention and a great
curiosity. We did a little bit of teory (the names of the
different neys depending on their size and tune, the name of the
different notes, a brushstroke of history…) for all that I had
to write notes, and then we alterned also with the practice
(posture, hand position, how to blow, the fingering…) and I made
it sound differents notes!! It was two nice hours of learning and
meeting, where Hüseyin was opened to answer all my questions, and
to give all the explanations that were necessary… but also,
making me realize and experience the perseverance and
concentration that are necessary to play this great simple
Idea : We as a Les Arts Turc Team offers you a change to learn one of the most common instrument " Ney" that is used in Turkish music. we have professional ney teachers and they will be happy to teach you the techniques and imporving yourself during your visit in istanbul. They also can help you finding the right instrument for you.
For the music lovers we also can offer teaching lessons for the other Turkish instruments like Saz, Tanbur, Ney, Ud, Kanun, Buzuki, Darbuka, Bendir, Kemence, Zil, Tef, Perkusyon, Tar.
The lessons are given private or group upon request by our teachers in our art galley and work shop area located in Sultanahmet.
For information concerning the times, prices, schools and workshops, and any other questions you have, please write us